Category Archives: Insane days

Mood Tracking in 2018

I’ve started a bullet journal! Like I truly have the time to add yet another activity onto my to do list! But having researched the bullet journals, I’ve learnt that they are effectively a journal, planner and organiser rolled into … Continue reading

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There was an old woman…

It had been such a lovely day. The children had broken up on holiday after a half day at school and so we had headed up to Yoyogi Park for our traditional Hanami picnic.     It was a glorious- a collection … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Friends of People who Live with a Mental Illness.

Posted on Facebook: “For my friend:  For all close to me and many, many more sadly this is very poignant, and will forever be in our minds and hearts. In support of everyone I know who wrestled with the black … Continue reading

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The Unsettling Nature of Going Home

I have just spent a glorious month with my family in Cape Town. A month of family meals, trips to the beach, cousins messing about in the pool, enjoying the delicious food and wine and various tourist trips.     It’s … Continue reading

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Love is the hardest part.

I do admire my husband for marrying again. I’m not sure I would do it. I grew up with the happily ever after. My parents have been married for over 40 years and while they are happily married, I know … Continue reading

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Living with Depression

Depression is a dreadful illness to suffer from. Few people admit to it. Few people understand it. Few people know how to deal with it. Last month, I participated in the Yamathon. A urban marathon where a team of 3 … Continue reading

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In Inflexibility of Hypermobility

I’m hypermobile. Cool- you might say. What’s that? The old phrase was double jointed. The Medical Dictionary defines it as: n condition in which ligaments are loose. My ligaments have more stretch than normal. (Ligaments are the ‘joining parts’ from … Continue reading

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“I will be with you”

Last week was a tough week. Nothing in particular happened. My children are all healthy, we don’t have money worries, our marriage is good. I have lots to be thankful for. But it was tough. My Mojo was gone. My … Continue reading

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It’s a Toughie

Today started out tough. Simply because everything required an effort. From getting out of bed, to showering, making the breakfasts, the lunch boxes… It was all just hard work. Admittedly it’s self inflicted. For the last two nights I’ve gone … Continue reading

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Broad Shoulders

“Just go to your room until you’ve calmed down!” I shouted to my daughter. Frustration levels are running high in our household at the moment. K is finding school challenging. The teacher is pushing her and she is rising to … Continue reading

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